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Supreme Court Considers Ending Affirmative Action

November 2, 2022   |  
Will the Supreme Court Strike Down Affirmative Action? On October 31st, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases, both brought by the Students for Fair Admissions, against the University of North Carolina and Harvard University challenging the use of affirmative action in the universities’ admissions processes as unconstitutional...
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Supreme Court Rejects Bayer’s Appeal of Roundup Trial Verdict

June 24, 2022   |  
Bayer Loses Roundup Appeal at Supreme Court The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected a request by Bayer to overrule a verdict awarding $25 million to Edwin Hardeman, a California resident who claimed he developed cancer from using Roundup weedkiller on his property. This is a huge blow...
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Bayer Asks Supreme Court to Overrule Recent Roundup Lawsuit Verdicts

April 11, 2022   |  
Bayer Seeks to Overturn $87 Million Roundup Verdict Bayer is again asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review one of the recent multi-million dollar Roundup verdicts against the company in Roundup cancer lawsuits. In this case, the company has asked the Supreme Court to overrule their recent lawsuit ruling that...
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Bayer Asks Supreme Court to Strike Down $25 Million Roundup Verdict

August 23, 2021   |  
Bayer has asked the Supreme Court to reverse a $25 million verdict in a recent Roundup lawsuit, arguing that the Roundup chemical glyphosate is safe to use and therefore the company did not have to warn consumers. Bayer also argued that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed inappropriate testimony...
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Supreme Court Denies Johnson & Johnson’s Appeal of $2 Billion Talcum Powder Verdict

June 3, 2021   |  
The Supreme Court has declined to take up Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a $2 billion verdict in talcum powder lawsuits. Johnson & Johnson had argued that it did not receive a fair trial. As is typical in rejecting appeals, the Supreme Court offered no explanation for its decision. Two...
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Riddle & Brantley Attorney Scott A. Scurfield Admitted to Supreme Court of the United States Bar

June 19, 2019   |  
[caption id="attachment_1020536" align="alignleft" width="350"] Scott Scurfield leads the Social Security Disability team at Riddle & Brantley in Raleigh, North Carolina[/caption] Riddle & Brantley attorney Scott A. Scurfield has joined an elite association of lawyers — on Monday, June 17, he was formally admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar. Admission...
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Heartbeat Bills & Abortion Bans: A Review of 2019 Abortion Laws

June 4, 2019   |  
This past Wednesday, Louisiana became the 9th state to recently pass a law restricting abortions. Louisiana’s abortion bill bans abortions after a heartbeat is detected. Under Louisiana’s new legislation, often referred to as a “heartbeat ban” or “heartbeat bill,” abortions are outlawed once a fetal heartbeat is detected. For some...
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